Aspire Coronation Trust (ACT) Foundation announces Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th September, 2021, for the fifth edition of its annual flagship program Breakfast Dialogue; a convergence of various Public, Private and Social Sector leaders to have insightful conversations on global social issues with the aim of exploring solutions that will propel social transformation, and create impact in communities.
The theme of this year’s edition is “Reimagining the Future of Development: Learn, Adjust, Thrive!” as a clarion call on leaders across diverse platforms, locations and status quo, to strive to create improved solutions and navigate the new normal.
According to the CEO of the organization, Ms Osayi Alile, the conference will spur innovative strategies and encourage multisectoral collaboration across Africa that can alleviate some of the biggest societal problems such as poverty, inequality, and unemployment. This event will be a springboard for long-term strategies towards building more resilient and prosperous communities and institutions across Africa.
The event will feature industry experts and opinion leaders selected to cut across different works of life and share experiences and proffer solutions as well as participants who are equally raising their hands and saying yes to Africa’s social development!
While last year’s edition focused on how digital investments are key for transformative change and development of Africa as a continent with the theme Tech for Good, this year’s conversation centers around good governance and economic development in line with the Foundation’s mandate to continue fostering social change across all levels.
The keynote this year will address the health, economic, and leadership challenges plaguing Africa and its citizens, and followed by three panel sessions with the first discussing Innovative Approach to Economic Development with outcomes to challenge leaders across sectors to consider more innovative approaches for economic acceleration, improved consideration of partnerships as an avenue to for wealth creation in Africa, collaborative approach towards alleviating poverty through enterprise and human capital development, and uptake of ambitious measures towards supporting small and medium enterprise.
The second panel session will harp on The Future of Work in Africa- Preparing Emerging Leaders with objectives to facilitate innovative strategies and investment towards job creation in Africa, increase support for capacity building frameworks and institutions that support youths, commitment to collective approach to youth engagement and empowerment, and more ways of Leveraging sustainable capacity building; while the third session, A Transformative Approach to Equality/Inclusion, has such objectives as uptake of the need to incorporate inclusivity lens into investments, encourage strengthening or institutional reforms that empower all people, and improved strategies for closing the gender and disability gap in Africa- leadership and workplace.
The Fireside Chat will harp on Developing resilience for Innovation, then followed by three masterclass sessions on Organizational Leadership; Building Sustainable Start-ups; and A-Z of Effective Fundraising.
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